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What is American Studies?

The Program in American Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the society and cultures of the United States. American Studies majors critically examine the changing narratives and practices of American life in a curriculum that emphasizes both historical breadth and theoretical depth. Majors work closely with American Studies faculty, choosing the right combination of courses that will prepare them to write a uniquely interdisciplinary senior thesis.

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Upcoming Events

Karen Tei Yamashita 

Readings from I-Hotel & Amine Wong

Tuesday, April 19th 

6:00PM

Altschul Room 503

Past Events

MESSAGES ACROSS TIME AND SPACE: INUPIAT DRAWINGS FROM THE 1890S AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Exhibition organized by Barnard students and Prof. Elizabeth Hutchinson

9/22-11/20, CSER

"NEW DIRECTIONS IN AMERICAN STUDIES" LECTURE SERIES

"The Insurgency of Language: American English, Colonial Education and Tagalog Slang in the Philippines"

Vicente Rafael

 

"Broken Windows at Blues: A Queer History of Gentrification and Policing"

Christina Hanhardt

Co-sponsored by Urban Studies, Barnard College

 

"Nursing & Empire: Recasting American Studies"

Sujani Reddy

Co-sponsored by WGSS, Barnard College

The Indigenous Forum Speakers Series
"Variations Under Domestication: 
Indigeneity, Financialization, and the Logistics of Dispossession" 

Jodi Byrd

Co-sponsored by CSER, Columbia University

Part of the New Directions in American Studies
Sponsored by the Barnard American Studies Program